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Nausicaa, National Sea Centre

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Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaá, National Sea Centre, is the largest European complex entirely devoted to the universe of marine life. Nausicaá offers an entertaining, educational and scientific, visit raising public awareness about the need to act responsibly towards the world's seas if their resources and beauty are to be maintained. Let yourself be astounded by the immense variety of the sea life: 5 000m2 exposition space 36 000 living creatures 1 000 different species housed in 4.5 million litres of water which is dispersed into 50 aquariums, large tanks and terrariums Nausicaá proposes you a wonderful chance to discover "the Penguin" a unique marine bird in a revisited environment and alert us to the harmful risks of global warming in the new exhibition "Climate & Ocean: Getting hot in here! What does the future offer?" Nausicaá, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (25 reviews)
“great aquarium” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Enormous aquarium, not too commercial and with good views of the beach and restaurant on site. Although expensive (family of five) I felt it was great value and all ages would enjoy it. Very well displayed and lots of variety including large open 'lagoon area'...More

2  Thank AlexFulham_London
Reviewed 27 December 2012

This is quite unlike the sort of Aquarium you might expect to find in a small seaside town. It is enormous, brilliantly presented and well worth a visit.

2  Thank DBUK2012
Reviewed 6 December 2012

this aquarium is huge, and got different rooms and partitions. There are thousands of species and lots to do. A nice restaurant overview the beach next to it

Thank ShukLondon
Reviewed 28 November 2012

We visited Nausicaa on Sunday as we were staying near Boulogne and it looked great. Our 4 year old really enjoyed it and I would thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in the area. The centre is massive and every time I thought that...More

1  Thank monkeychops181
Reviewed 15 November 2012

I took my grandchildren here they were fasinated it is very well run and welcoming gives a realy insight into sea life.

Thank ChelmsfordCats
Reviewed 12 November 2012

My partner and I went here in October 2012 after catching a ferry from Dover to Calais and driving from the port to the aquarium. We'd never driven on French Roads but found the aquarium quite easy to find using the satnav as most of...More

Thank podge198690
Reviewed 9 November 2012

Having been to several sea life centres in Britain that have disappointed we decided to try out the Nausicaa centre in France. What a difference to the ones near home! Firstly its a lot cheaper and under threes get in for free. The amount of...More

Thank Jules B
Reviewed 4 November 2012

The layout is excellent and the guiding notes and numbers are very clear. Spent 4 hours here and could possibly have spent longer!

Thank JATOxfordshireUK
Reviewed 30 October 2012

It was geared towards 'education' rather then being spectacular. Not easy to find the way around when one has difficulty getting around. Just before we left, another couple gave us the visitors guide which showed the best route using the lifts. Why did we not...More

1  Thank CV2cvcit
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Interesting to see how a fishing community working from the beach developed into a holiday destination for the rest of France

Thank ealbml
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Andy B
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Response from Daniel D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I search for their English version of their website (nausicaaDOTcoDOTuk). You'll find every answer there, and if not, you can mail them. I wish you all much fun there ! Daniel
Phil L
10 July 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth J | Reviewed this property |
From my experience we felt to book on line, was cheaper and on the day worked well. The underground park was a great help and not too expensive, supper place,
nicola k
17 July 2016|
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Response from jamievarney1 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldnt suggest doing this. you wouldnt save that much tbh.....ive been a foot passenger on boats before nd in my experience its so much easier with a vehicle. Thre are some great offers when you are on the boat of things... More

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